>Hailed by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times as “vocally robust” and “lyrically malevolent”, American Bass-Baritone Joseph Barron was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has recently appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Happy in La fanciulla del West and covered the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, and Police Officer in Boris Godunov. During the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Barron makes his role and company debut as Don Pizarro in Fidelio with Opera North Carolina, reprises Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Finger Lakes Opera, makes his role debut as Colline with Charlottesville Opera and return to the Metropolitan Opera to once again cover the title role in Le nozze di Figaro. Recent debuts include Opera Hong Kong and New Orleans Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids as the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera as Kaspar in Der Freischütz, Bard Summerscape as Basmanov in Dvorak’s Dimitrij, and the Berkshire Opera Festival as Sparafucile in Rigoletto. Mr. Barron also returned to The Princeton Festival for Don Pizarro in Fidelio and Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China. In future seasons, he is set to make significant company and role debuts.